"I feel like I'm a top-20 player," said Barty, who lost in last year's final. "Obviously we'd like to push towards top 10, but it was really important to prove to myself that the foundations we've set up are working."
"When push came to shove, the real Serena came out. And that's one of her best assets: When her back is against the wall, the best comes out," Barty said. "And that happened early in the second, and early in the third again."